To mark the conclusion of the seven-year Campaign for Boston University, a host of friends and special guests gathered at Agganis Arena for a celebratory public extravaganza, replete with dramatic displays of light, music, and history. The event was underwritten with generous support from BU’s trustees and overseers.
Contributing to the revelry were the Boston Pops (studded with BU alums and faculty), professional figure skaters and aerialists, celebrated alumni, faculty speakers, marching bands, and student-athletes and musical ensembles.
The University’s first-ever comprehensive campaign launched in 2012 to support financial aid, faculty and research, and facility improvements. Along the way, the $1 billion goal was surpassed, raised, and surpassed again. BU students got in on the act, too, performing 1.8 million hours of volunteer service.